The road to my dream of becoming a Psychologist led me the long way round…
It all started in 2000 when I registered to study an honours degree in Social Work with psychology as additional main subject at the Northwest University, Potchefstroom campus. After completing the degree in 2003, I started working at an NGO as a Social Worker. I had planned to work and study psychology part time, but I quickly realised that working and studying was a challenge I wasn’t ready for. At 21 I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted out of life and it led me on an adventure of self-discovery. I took on every opportunity that presented itself and inadvertently studied at the university of life for 6 years. I worked in administration, marketing, sales, banqueting, and recruitment. It was the hospitality industry that took me all the way to a job onboard the luxury cruise liners in America.
At some point on my journey I realized that my lifelong dream of being a psychologist was still alive and well, and I returned to University from 2010 to 2013, to obtain my honours degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in both Research- and Clinical Psychology. The final step to achieve this dream was an internship year completed at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital in 2014 and a Community Service year at Helen Joseph Hospital in 2015.
I have been in private practice since 2016 and I am living my passion working in both Afrikaans and English with adults in relationship- and individual therapy. I have a special interest in relationship therapy, and I am LGBTQIA+ allied. I strive to help enhance and support healthier, connected relationships with open and direct communication.
I took the road less travelled and feel honoured now to be invited by you to travel on a part of your journey with you. To do so holistically, I make use of an integrative approach to ensure that the therapy suits your needs and make use of various therapeutic modalities in my work.
Member of the Council of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
Registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)
Member of the African Society for Sexual Medicine (ASSM)
Graduate of the Couples Institute –